Photo 1: At the 2022 Texas Groundwater Summit, legislators discussed groundwater policy and the upcoming legislative session. L to R: Senator Sarah Eckhardt, Representative Tracy O. King, Senator Charles Perry, Representative Kyle Kacal, and TAGD Executive Director Leah Martinsson.

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The Texas Groundwater Summit will take place August 29-31 at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. Hosted annually by the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts since 2012, the Summit will draw nearly 400 attendees representing groundwater industry leaders, community stakeholders, agency representatives, and government officials. Anyone with an interest in groundwater is invited to register at

Water is the lifeblood of Texas and groundwater accounts for over 60% of water used in the state. As drought conditions continue to grip many areas of Texas, the conversation at this year’s Texas Groundwater Summit could not be more timely as we explore how to manage our aquifers for today and into the future. Hydrogeologists, lawyers, groundwater conservation district managers, engineers, consultants, and more will take the stage in general sessions and breakout tracks to share cutting-edge scientific research and models, challenges in groundwater management, best practices, and other topics of interest. Esteemed keynote speakers include Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller; L’Oreal Stepney, Texas Water Development Board member; and David Yoskowitz, Executive Director of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Photo 2: Robert Mace ( Meadows Center for Water & the Environment) and Roel Lopez (Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute) explore land and water use trends at the 2021 Texas Groundwater Summit.

Texas Groundwater Summit attendees also enjoy the opportunity to network and collaborate with other groundwater professionals at several signature events. Conference registration includes evening receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as a Desserts & Drinks Networking Event on Wednesday night where the community gathers for ice cream sundaes, beverages, and some friendly competition in outdoor games. A luncheon on Wednesday and coffee breaks throughout the conference provide a chance to debrief the educational sessions and hear others’ perspectives.

Regular registration is open through August 9, with late and on-site registration rates available after that. Discounts apply for Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts members, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. A limited number of exhibit tables and sponsorships are still available. Visit for more information.

The Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts supports Texas groundwater conservation districts and their efforts to conserve, preserve, and protect groundwater. TAGD provides educational and technical assistance to member districts and the public, serves as a resource on groundwater issues with state officials, assists members in keeping current with state law, and is a central point of contact for information on groundwater issues and practices. Visit TAGD online at